What we do is get in the woods as quietly as possible before day light, We leave the 4 wheelers at home to.
Most of the time since we know the woods we hunt in, we make our way to a certain spot to listen.
Once there we wait and listen. A gobbler will gobble right "before" it goes to turning daylight if there still gobbling. they do come down with Loc-Jaw.
If your lucky and there still gobbling, QUIETLY and I mean quietly make your way to the gobbler but don't sneak right up on it.
Find a place to set up and hopefully you've gone undetected. Make a few low purrs and if you hear the Tom fly down, then make a few soft yelps and wait.
If your lucky he'll come to you if not you'll have to entice him with more calling. Sometimes they don't come. That happens a lot LOL.
By 9 a.m the Hens are on there nest and Mr Gobbler is lonely LOL So be still, wait and call.
You'll most likely have to move and set up else where in the latter part of the morning.
If you really like turkey hunting you need to start going to your hunting area in the evenings to listen before the season opens and dureing the season.
Turkeys flying up to roost make a lot of noise and when you learn where they roost, you can be there when they fly down.
Nothing is more uncomfortable as sitting on the ground waiting for a turkey. It pretty much cripples me for a minute after getting up so find a cushion thats comfortable to sit on.
Best of Luck...A.H
IN GOD WE TRUST
Last edited by ArkansasHunter; 04-26-2010 at 12:45 AM.